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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two familiar faces enter Palo Alto council race

The crowded race for the Palo Alto City Council further expanded Wednesday, when two familiar candidates -- Mark Weiss and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 37 comments | 5254 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where is bh?

I've repeatedly overheard Paly kids discuss "bh" as a gathering spot for smoking pot during school hours and for storing...

Original post made by PalyParent on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by anony mouse, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 185 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Typical, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm | 22 comments | 3996 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly among state's top six in SAT scores

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rank in the top six California high schools in average SAT scores, according to data to be...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by BTW, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 39 comments | 3976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by BOE Agenda 8/26/2014, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 am | 74 comments | 4083 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Volunteers build East Palo Alto playground in one day

A new playground at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto -- constructed by volunteers Wednesday in all of six hours -- will...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by IM, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:36 am | 6 comments | 2097 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cory Wolbach jumps into Palo Alto's council race

Seeking to bring a fresh voice to Palo Alto's simmering debate over growth and development, Sen. Jerry Hill's staff member...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:25 am | 37 comments | 4198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:37 am | 306 comments | 120848 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Board Priorities, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 68 comments | 21535 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Did anyone hear an airplane buzzing Palo Alto Mon. night / Tue. morning?

Last night I was up working and all of a sudden it sounded like the blitz, three was a noise like a plane was strafing my...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by complaint form, on Aug 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 160 comments | 3070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

National VA secretary visits, lauds Palo Alto facility

As part of a weeks-long trip across the country, the newly confirmed secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 17 comments | 3009 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Human trafficking commission to crack down on 'modern-day slavery'

Determined to push human sex and labor trafficking out of Santa Clara County and to prosecute its perpetrators, Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Someone told me....., on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 14 comments | 3190 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by More important, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 4452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | 23 comments | 5207 Views

SPORTS

Ledecky sets another world record at Pan Pacific Games

Olympian Katie Ledecky broke the world, American and meet records in the women's 400-meter freestyle Saturday at the Pan...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 515 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Long slow earthquake

OK, that was a pretty long, slow, gentle shake -- did everyone else feel that?...

Original post made by Night Owl on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 24, 2014 at 4:52 am | 6 comments | 186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Please rate Paly teachers

I have found these ratings to be helpful and accurate. Please help others by rating teachers you have had at ratemyteachers.com http://www.ratemyteachers.com/palo-alto-high-schoo...

Original post made by Student on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Aug 24, 2014 at 1:05 am | 10 comments | 727 Views

SPORTS

Fleener now a slam dunk as top-flight tight end

==B Stanford football== Some claim Stanford senior tight end Coby Fleener might be the second-fastest player on the football...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by GAM33GG, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:18 am | 3 comments | 1307 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents alerted about invasive mosquito

Two weeks after the discovery of a yellow-fever mosquito in Menlo Park, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District is...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peapod, on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 3 comments | 3623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art imitates style

A group of large, stainless steel, kinetic animal sculptures from first-time exhibitor Fredrick Prescott will populate Sculpture...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Kim Leigh, on Aug 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 1 comment | 263 Views
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